On June 1, Theatre for Transformation presents Emancipation Sweet: A History Lesson Like No Other. This event will be held at at 7:30 p.m. at the Ware Center. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, this new touring play features Bach’s “Chaconne” as rendered by virtuoso violinist Michael Jamanis, African American spirituals and original music. Written by Amanda D. Kemp and produced by Theatre of Transformation, this play is appropriate for audiences aged 8 and up.
About the Play: Emanicaption Sweet is almost 14 and he loves basketball, but hates history. And oh how he hates his name! Every year Emanication and his mother make a field trip to the Lincoln Memorial for a history lesson, but this year is different. An encounter with a strange old bum sets him on an epic journey back in time – to the 1963 March on Washington and then beyond as a series of unlikely guides hurl him deeper into the past until finally he is whispering in the ear of Abraham Lincoln.
Sunday, June 2, 3 p.m. (tickets cost $20)
Ticket Information: This event is open to the public. Tickets cost $20 for reserved seating. Tickets may be purchased online, at MUTicketsOnline.com, at the Student Memorial Center Ticket Office (Room 103, 21 S. George St., Millersville), at The Ware Center (42 N. Prince St., Lancaster) or by calling the Ticket Office at 717-872-3811. Ticket Offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This event is sponsored by The Ware Center, Rodgers & Associates, Ann B. Barshinger, Aussie & the Fox & Peggy Neff.